4779-11-09 Ex parte communication.

(A) No board member or hearing examiner shall initiate or consider ex parte communication or communication on behalf of only one party concerning a pending adjudication. Nothing in this paragraph shall preclude a hearing examiner or board staff member from engaging in ex parte communication regarding a procedural matter or matter affecting the efficient conduct of the hearing with the representatives of record

(B) A hearing examiner or board member shall disclose on the record the source and substance of any ex parte or attempted ex parte communication other than communication regarding a procedural matter or matter affecting the efficient conduct of the hearing permitted in paragraph (A) of this rule. Such disclosure shall be made at the hearing or at a board meeting prior to deliberating on the affected adjudication proceeding

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 12/27/2012 and 10/01/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4779.08
Rule Amplifies: 119.06 , 119.09 , 4779.08 , 4779.28
Prior Effective Dates: 01/23/03